Friday, 16 December 2005

Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart



Because sometimes news items make me think of poetry: here's a news story on a forlorn lover leaving a ring for someone else.
In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter - bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart." - Stephen Crane, from "The Black Riders"
And because I like juxtaposition: above is a photo of Jim Dine's "Twin 6' Hearts", a work in bronze from the Montreal Musee des Beaux Arts (of which I'll say more another day).



Hey there daryl
How do you pronounce your last name??
Hugs 3.y Denmark, Europe ;0)


Hmm - without using the International Phonetic Alphabet, it's basically pronounced with an "uh" (schwa) sound between the "s" and the "ng"...


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